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Hi all,

I’ve just changed my suspension to the soft ride shocks using new bolts. I had doubts about the accuracy of my torque wrench that I used on the lower bolts so a few days later I tested it with weights and it was clicking at 75nm instead of 100nm.

So I bought some of rimmer bros updated bolts and a new digital torque wrench and changed the four bolts.

I was on the Mike Satur site the other day and he’s released his version of these bolts saying that the rimmer updated bolts are not the way to go. Basically he’s saying they will still snap. I don’t like the look of his version I must say.

So now I’m bricking it, I’ve not even tested the car yet, too scared something is going to snap.

Help me put my mind to rest please, I should’ve left everything alone.

Pete.
 

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Hi all,

I’ve just changed my suspension to the soft ride shocks using new bolts. I had doubts about the accuracy of my torque wrench that I used on the lower bolts so a few days later I tested it with weights and it was clicking at 75nm instead of 100nm.

So I bought some of rimmer bros updated bolts and a new digital torque wrench and changed the four bolts.

I was on the Mike Satur site the other day and he’s released his version of these bolts saying that the rimmer updated bolts are not the way to go. Basically he’s saying they will still snap. I don’t like the look of his version I must say.

So now I’m bricking it, I’ve not even tested the car yet, too scared something is going to snap.

Help me put my mind to rest please, I should’ve left everything alone.

Pete.
I have also have just replaced my lower suspension bolts. I have bought uprated 10.9 flange head bolts and am more than happy things will be fine. As long as you use tensile bolts of the same specification or higher I don't see any reason to worry.

Trev.
 

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Had my spheres re-gassed on my F a few months back so removed the lower suspension bolts for access, front and rear. One bolt was a bit furked so had to get one new one, didn't get it from rimmers but from another mg parts specialist (not mike satur as I didn't want to re-mortgage)...did them all up, old and new to two grunts with an 1/2 inch drive ratchet. Not had any issues to date :)

Oh, Mike Satur, like any other business will look at trying to trash the competition, take it with a pitch of salt., if you’re worried they may snap just go over a good few speed bumps or sling it hard into corners, you'll soon find out if they hold up :)
 

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The only known issue with the bottom bolts was on very early TF’S, I s sound think that Rimmer’s OEM bolts are the spec as the ones MGR retro fitted to said early TF’s and installed on all subsequent TF’s from new.
 

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My previous '05 TF had an invoice for a snapped o/s/f bottom bolt and the garage used a Ford Transit item to replace it, presumably because that item was stronger or perhaps an upgrade was not available at the time.
 
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